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Le Kabouter De Guerre - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Le Kabouter De Guerre
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JimmyK77 on 10-21-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

It's sort of an homage to Houblon Chouffe, a Belgian Double IPA. But, while La Chouffe's mascot is a happy little gnome, La Kabouter is an angry one. Big bitterness and big hop flavor. Jeremy dry hopped the beer and says it is a monster! The grain bill is quite simple; A lot of pale 2 row, some Munich and some wheat as well as some Belgian Candy sugar to dry it out. A Belgian yeast strain was used to add some complexity of flavor and some tasty esters and phenolics, but this is a hop bomb for sure. Using Amarillo, Cascade, and Palisade hops, between the first wort hopping, the boil additions and the dry hopping, this little angry elf should clock in at about 92 IBU's and 8.9% alcohol. All in all, it's roughly 3.1 lbs of juicy American hops per Bbl! Jeremy says he sure had a lot of fun brewing this beast and he hopes that our rabid patrons will enjoy it.

92 IBU
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrusy hops blend with strong, Dogfish-style malt presence with good bitterness and lots of hop flavor and aroma. The influence of Belgian ale yeast is obvious with dark, fruity, trappist-type flavors and aromas, but this character is restrained enough that the beer remains well balanced. Alcohol is not noticable (until it reaches your head!) though Dogfish has plenty of experience brewing 9% beers. Very good spin on double IPA.

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Le Kabouter De Guerre from Dogfish Head Brewery
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